September 6, 2007

Engineers Score Three Times in 13 Minutes to Sink Simmons, 3-0

Sept. 5, 2007

Box Score

BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore Liz Theurer scored a goal and added two assists to power an offensive explosion midway through Wednesday's non-conference tilt as MIT women's soccer leveled its season record with a 3-0 victory against Simmons College at the Winsor School Field.

The Engineers broke the scoreless deadlock in the 33rd minute on Katie Pesce's second career goal. The second-year standout buried a ground shot inside the left post from 15 yards out after taking a feed by Theurer. Less than five minutes later, senior Janine Hopmans tallied her first point of the campaign after delivering a through ball that Theurer easily put past the Sharks' netminder for her first strike of the year. 

For the third time in four halves of play, senior Amy Ludlum struck early for the MIT attack. Moving into fourth place on the Institute's all-time scoring list, Ludlum scored from five yards out on a cross by Theurer.

Junior Stephanie Brenman worked between the posts for MIT, making three saves en route to her first win and shutout of the season. Rachel Elliot made 10 saves in 65 minutes of play in a losing effort for the Sharks. MIT, which topped Simmons for the second straight year, outshot the Sharks, 24-15, and posted a 10-1 advantage in corners.